First Business Bank: Richard McCreary & Tom Boldt amongst panelists at 2010 First Business Economic Forum

Northeast Business Leaders Report 2010 Actuals and 2011 Predictions

What: First Business Economic Forum

When: Thursday, December 16, 2010 – 3:45 p.m.

Where: Butte des Morts Country Club, Appleton, WI

First Business Bank, along with the A.C. Nielsen Center for Marketing Research at the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Business, Insight Publications, and NorthStar Economics, will release the results of the 2010 First Business Economic Survey of Northeast Wisconsin at the First Business Economic Forum scheduled for December 16, 2010 from 3:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Butte des Morts Country Club in Appleton, WI.

This is the only economic survey specific to Northeast Wisconsin businesses. It analyzes common business indicators such as sales revenue, operating costs, capital expenditures, profitability, staffing, wages, and pricing gathered from CEOs, CFOs, and owners of Northeast Wisconsin businesses. This is the third year the survey has been conducted.

The 2010 survey results will be presented to the public by David Ward, President of NorthStar Economics. David will discuss what Northeast Wisconsin business leaders shared about their results for 2010 and their predictions for 2011.

A panel discussion, moderated by Margaret LeBrun of Insight Publications, will follow. 2010 panelists include:

* Richard McCreary, President & CEO of Marinette Marine

* Tom Boldt, CEO of Boldt Construction

* Steve Morton, President of Morton Drug Company

* Karen Monfre, Partner at WIPFLI

* Peter Helander, CEO of Heartland Business Systems

The forum is open to the media and to the local business community. To register online, please go to